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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
One of New Zealandís first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emersonís 1812 is all about balance. Pouring a bright amber hue beneath a deep cream coloured head, the aroma hints at caramel and dark toffee balanced with a light citrusy fruitiness. Medium bodied, the palate first offers a marmalade-like combination of ripe citrus and caramelised malts before resiny hops come to the fore and lead into a lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle-Sicy hop bouquet.There is also a great deal of hop flavour rather than pure bitterness. The flavours are beautifully combined and the finish is fresh,dry, and faintly lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
Emersons at its best again. Really nice beer, easy to drink and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (662) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2012
A nice golden amber poor with a slight red hue. Aroma of pure hops slightly bitter but as I progressed through the glass sweet caramel notes appeared. A well balanced beer with fragrant hops and caramel malts with a nice sharp bitterness. Great beer from Dunedin will be looking them up next trip home.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
First time I had this was on draught and Iím sure the lines were dirty, on second tasting from bottle it was much better good hop note with malt character apparent. Easy drinking pale ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
pours a nice dark copper with a minimal head and an aroma of darker malt, ash,resin. A decent taste to this beer a little citrus there with a dark toffee flavour also and light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Toffee, grassy, buttery aroma, some burnt rubber note here as well. Hops are bitter and little bit of perfumy. Medium bodied. Flavor is also little bit of burnt rubber with fruits and perfume. Well, not sure if this is clean or not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
filiy (28) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2011
Not a big tasting IPA more of a pale ale. Not a big hop flavour but well balanced and a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2011
A few years ago, when I was first starting to explore craft ales, I tried this and went "whereís the hops?" Today, on impulse, I filled a rigger at Regional, and Iím glad I did. So balanced, so full, the citrus notes of the hops not overpowering the lovely toffee notes warm malty notes. And so full in the mouth. A lovely rounded IPA - but, perhaps, for the hop heads out there just think of it as a pale ale and youíll probably be in a better frame of mind when this hits the mouth. Mmmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2011
Poured a hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aromas off citrus, toffee, pine. Nose fairly mulled for an ipa. Taste is of citrus, toffee. Has decent hop but i think this beer is all about how balanced it is. Slick on the palate which wasnt the best. A good job be emersons but ipaís should have more kick to them unlike this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle - Hazy orange. Huge explosive head afterwhich it had low to medium carbonation. Caramel. Very fruity hops. Probably cascade / amarillo. Spicy. Moderately bitter.

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